Lopez suspended for run-in with ref

Phoenix Suns backup center Robin Lopez was suspended for one game by the NBA on Wednesday for improper conduct toward a game official.

Lopez was ejected after a run-in with referee Rodney Mott in the second quarter of the Suns’ 99-96 home loss to the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night. Lopez, upset with a foul call, glared at Mott as he walked to the bench, brushed against the official as he walked past him, then turn around and glared again.

Lopez will miss the Suns’ game Friday night in Portland.